Alternative Investments

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Small-Cap Energy Stocks That Hedge Funds Love Get Crushed

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Losses are again ballooning in a corner of the U.S. stock market where professional speculators roam.

IRS Tries To Curb Private Equity’s Fee Waivers With New Tax Rule

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The IRS is seeking to limit private-equity executives’ practice of reducing their tax bills by reclassifying how their management fees are taxed.

When Researching Alternative Products, Look For ‘Red Flags,’ Experts Say

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Risk characteristics, rather than “style box” labels, are a first consideration when evaluating alternative vehicles.

Soldier Turned Math Wonk Shaking Up World Of Commodity Trading

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Since leading a management takeover at Castleton Commodities International almost three years ago, CEO William Reed has been on a buying spree backed by hedge funds and billionaires.

Iran Deal Makes Oil Markets Shrug, For Now

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The nuclear agreement announced on Tuesday between Iran and global powers is being called historic and monumental. But in the oil market, it looked pretty ... blah.

Alternatives As A Route To More Investment Income

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A show of hands by advisors during a session at the 6th Annual Inside Alternatives Conference in Denver showed that nearly all had clients wanting more income from their investments.

Forget About The Inning We're In; It's A Whole New Investment Ballgame

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It really is different this time for investors, or at least sort of different, said speakers at the Financial Advisor/Private Wealth alternative investment conference in Denver.

Alt Allocations -- How High Should You Go?

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How much should advisors allocate to alternative investments? More than they have now, according to panelists at the Inside Alternatives conference Monday in Denver.

Impact Investing: Many Names, Same Goal

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As discussed at the 4th Annual Impact Investment Conference in Denver hosted by Financial Advisor and Private Wealth magazines, there are many ways to say “impact investing.”

Hedge Funds Had A Really Bad Day This Week

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As the deteriorating situation in Greece dominated the headlines and roiled markets, some of the world's most prominent hedge funds experienced their largest "drawdown" since August 2007.

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